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Immigrants and Cultural Outsiders Within Europe
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Immigrants Within Europe Bibliography

40 qm Deutschland (Turkey / West Germany, 1986)
Director, Tevfik Baser. The tale of a young Turkish woman who, after an arranged marriage, follows her much older husband to Hamburg, where he had been working for some time. Instead of allowing his wife to experience for herself life in this German city, the husband anxiously shields her from any contact with the host culture and keeps her a prisoner in their apartment. PAL format. In Turkish with German subtitles. 76 min. vhs 999:2995
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Adieu, Gary (France, 2009)
Directors, Nassim Amaouche. Cast: Jean-Pierre Barci, Dominique Reymond, Yasmine Belmadi. When their factory is closed down, some irreducible people stay to live in the factory city where they've been spending all their lives. Some of them also keep going to work, to repair the machinery. Soundtrack and subtitles in French without English subtitles. 76 min. DVD X4736
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Adventures of Felix (Drôle de Félix) (France, 2000)
Directors, Olivier Ducastel & Jacques Martineau. Cast: Sami Bouajila, Patachou, Ariane Ascaride, Pierre-Loup Rajot, Charly Sergue, Maurice Benichou. This French comedy-drama features Felix, an unemployed, gay Frenchman of Arab descent, who has a series of adventures during a trek through the French countryside. The film examines the familiar theme of a man's search for his identity. Felix is forced to confront the anger he feels toward his father for abandoning him, and the fear and shame he feels, living as an outsider in a predominantly straight, Caucasian world. 76 min. DVD X4736
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Ainsi meurent les anges (Senegal, 2001)
Mory is a troubled Senegalese poet living outside Paris with his French wife and their children. His marriage falls apart under cross-cultural pressures, specifically his father's demand that he take a second wife in Senegal. Homeless in winter, separated from his children, his poems scattered over a Paris street, Mory returns to Senegal, penniless and with uncertain prospects. 57 min. vhs 999:3240

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April Children (Aprilkinder) (Germany, 1999)
Directed by Yuksel Yavuz. The story of a Kurdish family in Hamburg. The brothers Cem and Mehmet live with their sister Dilan and their immigrant parents in Germany. Mehmet drifts off into a world of crime while Cem works in a meat factory and falls in love with a German prostitute before obeying his father's will and marrying a relative from his faraway Kurdish village. The "Aprilchildren" are the descendants of a generation torn between two worlds: they have lost their former native country, its traditions and its values, but are still alienated in their new country. 85 min. vhs 999:2796
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Anderson, Susan C. "Unification and Difference in German Post-Wall Cinema." In: Beyond Political Correctness: Remapping German Sensibilities in the 21st Century German Monitor, 72Amsterdam, Netherlands: Rodopi, 2010. (Main (Gardner) Stacks DD261 .G17)
Kraenzle, Christina. "At Home in the New Germany? Local Stories and Global Concerns in Yüksel Yavuz's Aprilkinder and Kleine Freiheit." The German Quarterly Volume 82 Issue 1, Pages 90 - 108 UC users only

Baran (Iran, 2001)
Director, Majid Majidi. A moving and humorous love story of illegal Afghan immigrants living and working at a construction site in Tehran, Iran. When one of the workers is injured,his daughter, posing as a man, becomes the breadwinner. But a hot-headed 17 year-old local youth also working at the site discovers the secret. 96 min. DVD 2059
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Bhaji on the Beach(UK, 1995)
Directed by Gurinder Chadha. Cast: Lalita Ahmed, Peter Cellier, Amer Chadha-Patel, Souad Faress, Tanveer Ghani, Jimmi Harkishin, Sarita Khajuria, Shaheen Khan, Rena Kochar, Surendra Kochar, Akbar Kurtha, Nisha Nayar, Zohra Segal, Mo Sesay, Kim Vithana. A comedy about a group of Indian women, living in England, who are brought together by a day at the beach. In the course of their day together , their ordinary lives become an extraordinary celebration. A unique look at female friendship. 100 min. DVD X6285; vhs 999:1331
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The Beat That My Heart Skipped (De battre mon coeur s'est arrêté) (France, 2005)
Directed by Jacques Audiard. Cast: Romain Duris, Niels Arestrup, Linh-Dan Pham, Aure Atika, Emmanuelle Devos, Jonathan Zaccai, Gilles Cohen. In this remake of Fingers, Tom, a ne'er-do-well, works with two scheming real estate men who have little or no morals. He decides to return to the piano and become a concert pianist, like his mother. His piano teacher is a Chinese piano virtuoso who has recently come to live in France. She doesn't speak a lick of French so music becomes the only language they have in common. Before long, Jacques' bid to be a better person means that he begins to yearn for true love. But, when he finally has the chance of winning his best friend's wife, his passion only succeeds in scaring her. And then, one day, his dubious past comes to light... 107 min. DVD X608
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Dobson, Julia. "Jacques Audiard and the filial challenge." Studies in French Cinema; 2007, Vol. 7 Issue 3, p179-189, 11p UC users only

Beautiful People (UK, 1999)
Directed by Jasmin Dizdar. Cast: Linda Bassett, Charlotte Coleman, Edin Dzandzanovic, Nicolas Farrell, Julian Firth, Walentine Giorgiewa, Dado Jehan. "In London, during October 1993, England is playing Holland in the preliminaries of the World Cup. The Bosnian War is at its height, and refugees from the ex-Yugoslavia are arriving. Football rivals, and political adversaries from the Balkans all precipitate conflict and amusing situations. Meanwhile, the lives of four English families are affected in different ways by encounter with the refugees; one of the]families improbably becomes involved with a Balkan refugee through the England vs. Holland match." [IMDB] 117 min. DVD 1948
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Bend It Like Beckham (UK / Germany / USA, 2002)
Directed by Gurinder Chadha. Cast: Parminder Nagra, Keira Knightley, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Anupam Kher, Archie Panjabi, Shaznay Lewis, Frank Harper, Juliet Stevenson. Eighteen year-old Jesminder's parents want her to be a nice, conventional Indian girl. But she just wants to play soccer like her hero, David Beckham. For Jess, that means kicking a ball around the local park with the lads until she's spotted by Jules, who invites her to join the local women's team. 112 min. DVD 1948
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Bhaji on the Beach (UK, 1995)
Directed by Gurinder Chadha. A comedy about a group of Indian women, living in England, who are brought together by a day at the beach. In the course of their day together , their ordinary lives become an extraordinary celebration. A unique look at female friendship. 100 min. vhs 999:1331
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Black Dju! (Luxembourg, 1996)
Directed by Pol Cruchten. From the sun of the Cape Verde Island, its a very big step to rainy, land-locked Luxembourg, but that's the journey Dju Dele Dibonga takes to track down his dad, whose yearly visits and monthly guest worker checks have stopped. Dju has to face overzealous immigration cops and an outraged police lieutenant who eventually joins in the hunt, becoming Dju's partner in this tale of love and friendship. In Portuguese and French with English subtitles. 80 min. vhs 999:1987
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Black Girl (La Noire de--) (Senegal/France, 1966)
Directed by Sembene Ousmane. A young Senegalese servant girl accompanies a white family in its move to France. Harsh treatment leads her to lose all self-esteem and she commits suicide. The couple returns to Dakar to offer the girl's parents money, but they refuse it. The film raises questions on neo-colonialism, migrant workers and passivity vs. protest. In French with English subtitles. 56 min. DVD 5341; vhs 999:3114
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Born in Absurdistan (ne en Absurdistan) (Austria, 1999)
Directed by Franco Brusati. Cast: Julia Stemberger; Karl Markovics, Meltem Cumbul, Ahmet Ugurlu, Josef Hader. In the hospital the new-born babies of an Austrian couple and a Turkish family of immigrant workers are mixed up and go home with the wrong parents. By the time the mistake comes to light, the Turkish family has been deported so the Austrian couple begins a confusing odyssey through Turkey to track down the family to their native village in order to exchange their children. 104 min. DVD 2122
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Bread and Chocolate (Pane e Cioccolata) (Italy, 1973)
Directed by Franco Brusati. A comic but poignant portrait of an Italian immigrant working odd jobs in prosperous Switzerland and trying desperately to fit in. Though his work becomes increasingly degrading, he tenaciously refuses to give up and go home. This hapless Everyman is eternally rejected yet ever-hopeful. 109 min. DVD 1062; vhs 999:1560
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Brick Lane (UK / India, 2007)
Directed by Sarah Gavron. Cast: Tannishtha Chatterjee, Satish Kaushik, Christopher Simpson. Follows the life of Nazneen a young Muslim girl who leaves her Bangladeshi village after an arranged marriage at seventeen. She and her husband move to London's East End. There she tries to devote herself to duty and family, yet is drawn to Karim, a young hothead. The story is set in 1980s Britain, during a climate of rising racial tensions. Based on the novel by Monica Ali. 102 min. DVD X1115
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Brothers in Trouble (UK, 1996)
Directed by Udayan Prasad. Paints a vivid portrait of the secret lives and loves of a group of illegal Pakistani immigrants in 1960's Britain. When Hussein, the leader of a house overcrowded with desperate, lonely men, brings home his British, pregnant girlfriend, the delicate balance that maintains the men's lives is undone. 98 min. vhs 999:2343
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Bye-Bye (France / Belgium / Switzerland, 1995)
Director, Karin Dridi. Cast: Sami Bouajila, Nozha Kouadra, Philippe Ambrosini. After a family tragedy, two young French-Arab brothers leave Paris and end up on the door step of their uncle and his family in Marseilles. Once there, the two are pulled apart as one is seduced by the streets and its life of drugs and crime, while the other desperately seeks to rescue his brother without falling to its temptations. 107 min. vhs 999:3497
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Bwana (Spain, 1988)
Directed by Imanol Uribe. A taxi driver and his family picnic on a lonely beach where they meet Ombasi, an African newly arrived in Spain in search of his fortune. They spend a pleasant night talking but the morning brings a terrible surprise: the arrival of a group of neonazis.Based on the theatrical work by Ignacio del Moral,"La Mirada del Hombre Sscuro." PAL format. In Spanish without titles. 82 min. vhs 999:1788
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Santaolalla, Isabel. "The Representation of Ethnicity and 'Race' in Contemporary Spanish Cinema." Cineaste. Winter 2003. Vol. 29, Iss. 1; p. 44 UC users only

The Celtics Fans(2005)
Directed by Ken Loach. Three Scottish youths on their way to the football match of their dreams are forced to open their eyes and see the bigger picture when they meet an Albanian family. (Part of the three-film anthology, Tickets) DVD 9989
The Children of USSR (Children of the CCCP) (Israel, 2007)
Directed by Felix Gerchikov. Cast: Daniel Bruck, Igal Reznik, Arthur Marchenko, Vitaly Friedland. Israeli sport comes to life in the tale of an inspirational underdog soccer team. A mixed bag of Israeli immigrants, Russians, and one Ethiopian must pull together to win a $10,000 prize. But these small-town heroes face more than a ruthless opposing team. They have to find a way around thugs, mean-spirited council members, violent criminals, and a broken leg, and still get to school and practice on time. Will they hit their goal or hit the wall? 96 min. DVD X5338

Circus Palestina (Zirkus Palestina) (Israel, 1998)
Directed by Eyal Halfon. Cast: Yoram Hatav, Evgenia Dudina, Amos Lavi, Basaam Zuamot, Vladimir Friedman. Comedy-drama about a Russian circus that disrupts a volatile community of irate Palestinians, high-strung Israeli settlers, and shifty hucksters on either side. At first, everyone wants to check out this new diversion; they become less enthusiastic when the troupe's aging lion escapes. Suddenly, this already tense neighborhood is thrown into a tizzy. Based on true events. 90 min. DVD X5441
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Door to the Sky (Bab Al-Sama Maftuh) (Morocco, 1989)
Directed by Farida Belyazid. Cast: Zaki-yah Tahiri, Eva Saint Paul, Shuaybiyah Adhrawi, Bashir Sukayrij, Ahmad al-Buanani. Nadia, a young Moroccan émigré, returns from Paris to Fez to visit her dying father. At his funeral, she is moved by the voice of Karina chanting the Koran. A powerful friendship develops between the two women as Nadia decides to turn her father's place into a Muslim women's shelter. A Sufi tale told in a metaphoric lanaguage, A door to the sky was one of the first films from North Africa that addressed the social and economic changes as proposed by a spiritual Muslim woman on a quest to preserve her cultural and religious identity. 107 min. DVD X6759; vhs 999:2716
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Entre les murs (The Class) (2008)
Directed by Laurent Cantet. Cast: François Bégaudeau, Nassim Amrabt, Laura Baquela, Juliette Demaille, Cherif Bounaïdja Rachedi. François and his fellow teachers prepare for a new year at a high school in a tough neighborhood. Armed with the best intentions, they brace themselves to not let discouragement stop them from trying to give the best education to their students. Cultures and attitudes often clash in the classroom, a microcosm of contemporary France. As amusing and inspiring as the teenaged students can be, their difficult behavior can still jeopardize any teacher's enthusiasm for the low-paying job. François insists on an atmosphere of respect and diligence. Neither stuffy nor severe, his extravagant frankness often takes the students by surprise. But his classroom ethics are put to the test when his students begin to challenge his methods. Inspired by the novel Entre les murs by François Bégaudeau. 130 min. DVD X1877
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Awards
Cannes Film Festival: Palme d'Or

Code inconnu: Récit incomplet de divers voyages (Code Unknown: Incomplete Yales of Several Journeys)(France / Germany / Romania, 2000)
Director, Michael Haneke. Cast: Juliette Binoche, Thierry Neuvic, Ona Lu Yenke, Sepp Bierbichler, Arsinee Khanjian. On a bustling Paris street corner four separate livesintersect, interweaving the stories of a promising actress, her photojournalist boyfriend, a teacher of African descent and a Romanian illegal immigrant in this portrait of life in a fractured, lonely world. 113 min. DVD 2051
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Colossal Youth (Juventude Em Marcha) (France | Portugal | Switzerland, 2006)
Directed by Pedro Costa. Cast: Ventura, Vanda Duarte, Beatriz Duarte, Gustavo Sumpta, Cila Cardoso, Isabel Cardoso. A fusion of documentary and dramatic essay chronicling the relocation of the mostly Cape Verdean immigrant inhabitants of a Lisbon slum to a newly constructed district on the outskirts of the city. Special features (Supplemental disc, 199 min.): New selected-scene audio commentary for Colossal Youth with critic Cyril Neyrat and author-philosopher Jacques Rancière ; "All Blossoms Again," a feature-length documentary on Costa, Colossal Youth, and the director's relationship to Fontainhas ; "Tarrafal" and "The Rabbit Hunters," two short films by Costa ; "Little Boy Male, Little Girl Female," a video installation piece by Costa featuring outtakes from In Vanda's Room and Colossal Youth.DVD X2880; DVD 2487 (without English subtitles)
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Andersen, Thom. "Paintings in the Shadows." Film Comment, Mar/Apr2007, Vol. 43 Issue 2, p56-61, 6p UC users only
Comolli, Jean-Louis "Frames and Bodies—Notes on Three Films by Pedro Costa: Ossos, No Quarto da Vanda, Juventude em Marcha" Afterall: A Journal of Art, Context, and Enquiry, Issue 24 (Summer 2010), pp. 62-70 UC users only
Corless, Kieron. "Ace Ventura: king of the quarter." Sight & Sound; May2008, Vol. 18 Issue 5, p12-12, 1p UC users only
Hansen, James. "Interview with Pedro Costa." Film Quarterly, Winter2009/2010, Vol. 63 Issue 2, p54-56, 3p UC users only
Romney, Jonathan. "Exile and the Kingdom." Sight & Sound, Jun2008, Vol. 18 Issue 6, p46-53, 3p UC users only

Cool! (Netherlands, 2004)
Directed by Theo van Gogh. Cast: Fouad Mourigh, Farhane El Hamchaoui, Jones Kruijne, Remco Alberts, Julien de Roover. Set to gangsta rap, this film tells the tale of three teenage criminals - (Abdel, Jacky, and Jeffrey) - who end up doing time in a juvenile detention center after messing up a bank robbery. Abdel, who has been changed for the better by his time in the correctional system, learns that their former gang-leader Prof is setting up another big heist. Abdel decides that Prof needs to be taken down and sets about sabotaging Prof's plan. 125 min. DVD 8247
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Dealer (Germany, 1999)
Director, Thomas Arslan. Can is a small time drug dealer in a Turkish "guest worker" community in Berlin. He is not happy with his situation, constantly trying to reconcile the irreconcilable elements in his life: drugs, family, street violence and love. When his boss Hakan promises to make him a bar manager his hopes are raised but then Hakan is killed and Can is eventually arrested and condemned to four years in prison. PAL format. In German and Turkish. 80 min. vhs 999:2997
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Dirty Pretty Things (UK, 2002)
Directed by Stephen Frears. Cast: Audrey Tautou, Sergi Lopez, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Sophie Okonedo, Benedict Wong, Zlatko Buric, Kriss Dosanjh, Israel Aduramo, Yemi Ajibade, Nizwar Karanj,Dhobi Oparei. Nigerian exile Okwe and Turkish chambermaid Senay toil at a west London hotel that is full of illegal activity. Late one night Okwe makes a shocking discovery, which creates an impossible dilemma and tests the limits of all they know. 97 min. DVD 2389
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Drachenfutter (Dragon Chow) (West Germany, 1987)
Directed by Jan Schütte. Cast: Bhasker, Ric Young, Buddy Uzzaman. In this moving story an Asian political refugee arrives in Hamburg and finds himself in a land of welfare hotels and con men. He manages to land a job at a Chinese restaurant where he joins forces with a friend in an attempt to open their own restaurant and storm the citadel of Western capitalism. 75 min. vhs 999:3057
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East is East (1999)
Directed by Damien O'Donnell. Cast: Om Puri, Jimi Mistry, Raji James, Linda Bassett, Archie Panjabi, Emil Marwa. Two English bachelors just want to have the time of their lives, but their plans run into a rough spot when their traditional Pakistani father (George "Genghis" Khan) secretly arranges their marriages. 96 min. DVD 3388
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Wayne, Mike. "Diasporan Travels: British Asian Cinema." In: The politics of contemporary European cinema : histories, borders, diasporas / Mike Wayne. (Full text online [UCB users only]; print: Main (Gardner) Stacks & PFA PN1993.5.E82 W29 2002)

Eastern Promises (UK / Canada / USA, 2007)
Directed by David Cronenberg. Cast: Viggo Mortensen, Naomi Watts, Vincent Cassel, Armin Mueller-Stahl. The mysterious and ruthless Nikolai is tied to one of London's most notorious organized crime families. His carefully maintained existence is jarred when he crosses paths with Anna, an innocent midwife trying to right a wrong, who accidentally uncovers potential evidence against the family. Now Nikolai must put into motion a harrowing chain of murder, deceit, and retribution. Special features: Secrets and stories: see how director David Cronenberg brought the screenplay to life in the dark and forbidding streets of London; Marked for life: director David Cronenberg reveals the hidden history behind Russian tattoos as well as their complex symbolism and unique visual storytelling. 101 min. DVD 9256
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Eden is West (Eden a l'ouest) (France | Greece | Italy, 2009)
Directed by Costa-Gavras. Riccardo Scamarcio, Juliane Köhler, Ulrich Tukur. Elias is a young man from a nameless country in the Mediterranean who has paid a smuggler a handsome fee to be hidden inside a ship making its way to Europe. When immigration authorities stage a surprise inspection, Elias jumps ship along with a number of other unauthorized passengers, and hours later washes up at a luxury resort on a Greek island. There he meets Nick Nickelby, a traveling magician who gives Elias a job as a temporary assistant and invites him to visit him in Paris. When Nickelby moves on, Elias decides to make his way to the fabled city, which is the beginning of a long and sometimes dangerous journey. Cast: 107 min. DVD X5067
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The Edge of Heaven (Auf der anderen Seite) (Germany / Turkey / Italy, 2007)
Directed by Fatih Akin. Cast: Baki Davrak, Tuncel Kurtiz, Nursel Kose, Nurgul Yesilcay, Patrycia Ziolkowska, Hanna Schygulla. "Nejat seems disapproving about his widower father Ali's choice of prostitute Yeter for a live-in girlfriend. But he grows fond of her when he discovers she sends money home to Turkey for her daughter's university studies. Yeter's sudden death distances father and son. Nejat travels to Istanbul to search for Yeter's daughter Ayten. Political activist Ayten has fled the Turkish police and is already in Germany. She is befriended by a young woman, Lotte, who invites rebellious Ayten to stay in her home, a gesture not particularly pleasing to her conservative mother Susanne. When Ayten is arrested and her asylum plea is denied, she is deported and imprisoned in Turkey. Lotte travels to Turkey,where she gets caught up in the seemingly hopeless situation of freeing Ayten." [IMDB] 116 min. DVD X391
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Eternity and a Day (Mia aioniotita kai mia mera) (Germany / Greece / France / Italy, 1998)
Directed by Constantine Giannaris. Cast: Bruno Ganz, Fabrizio Bentivoglio, Isabelle Renauld, Achilleas Skevis. A celebrated Greek writer, who is terminally ill, sets his sights on one last idyllic day. Embarking on a voyage to relive an idealized time with his long lost wife, his day is interrupted when he happens upon a lost and troubled eight-year-old boy, an illegal immigrant from Albania. The two strangers, crossing paths at a special moment in time, share a poignant life experience. 129 min. DVD X229; vhs 999:3185
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Exiles (France / Japan, 2004)
Directed by Tony Gatlif. Cast: Romain Duris, Lubna Azabal, Leila Makhlouf, Zouhir Gacem, Habib Cheikh. A young couple, both of Arabic descent, leave Paris with no money, jobs, or connections, and travel to their ancestral home of Algeria. In search of re-connecting to their roots, they cross three countries by foot, bus, train, and hitched rides. 104 min. DVD 5393
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Holohan, Conn. "Wrong turns: Radical spaces in the road movies of Tony Gatlif." Transnational Cinemas; 2011, Vol. 2 Issue 1, p21-35, 15p UC users only

Fear Eats the Soul (Angst Essen Seele Auf)(West Germany, 1974)
Directed by Rainer Fassbinder. Cast: Brigitte Mira, El Hedi Ben Salem, Barbara Valentin, Irm Hermann, Elma Karlowa, Anita Bucher, Gusti Kreissl, Doris Mattes, Margit Symo. A Moroccan immigrant in Munich comes up against social and racial prejudice when he marries a sixty-year-old charwoman. 94 min. DVD 1725; vhs 999:622
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The Women on the 6th Floor(Femmes du 6ème étage)(France, 2010)
Directed by Philippe Le Guay. Cast: Carmen Maura, Fabrice Luchini, Sandrine Kiberlain, Natalia Verbeke, Lola Dueñas, Berta Ojea, Nuria Sole, Concho Galán. Paris, 1960. Jean-Louis lives a bourgeois existence with his neurotic socialite wife Suzanne while their children are away at boarding school. The couple's world is turned upside down when they hire Maria, a Spanish maid who introduces Jean-Louis to an alternative reality a few stories up on the sixth floor. Befriending a group of sassy Spanish maids, the women teach him there's more to life than stocks and bonds, and their influence on the house ultimately transforms everyone's life. 104 min. DVD X7195 Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

Flores de Otro Mundo (Flowers from Another World) (Spain, 1999)
Directed by Icíar Bollaín. Cast: José Sancho, Luis Tosar, Lissete Mejia, Marlin Torres, Chete Lera. "Patricia, a woman from Dominican Republic, needs a home and an economic security that her illegal status in Madrid does not provide her. Milady, twenty, born in Havana and dying to travel the world. Marirosi has a job, a home, and the most complete solitude... just like Alfonso, Damián and Carmelo, men from the St. Eulalia, a village lacking both marrying women and future. A bachelors' party forces the encounter between them and the beginning of this bittersweet story of sharing a living." [IMDB] 100 min. DVD 5242
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Santaolalla, Isabel. "The Representation of Ethnicity and 'Race' in Contemporary Spanish Cinema." Cineaste. Winter 2003. Vol. 29, Iss. 1; p. 44 UC users only

A Fond Kiss--(UK / Belgium / Germany / Italy / Spain, 2004)
Directed by Ken Loach. Cast: Atta Yaqub, Eva Birthistle, Shamshad Akhtar, Ahmad Riaz, Shabana Bakhsh. A second generation Pakistani in Glasgow falls for the White, Irish Catholic music teacher at his sister's school. They try to make the relationship work despite a tentative arranged marriage and parental and societal pressures. 114 min. DVD 6806
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Fratricide (Brudermord)(Luxembourg / Germany / France, 2005)
Directed by Yilmaz Arslan. Cast: Xevat Gectan, Erdal Celik, Bulent Buyukasik, Nurettin Celik, Yusuf Gectan, Taies Farzan, Oral Uyan, Xhiljona Ndoja. Amidst hopeless squalor, four young exiles -- two Kurds, two Turks -- meet in Germany, unleashing a nightmarish cycle of violence they believed they had left behind. 92 min. DVD 7262
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Das Fräulein (Germany / Switzerland / Bosnia-Herzegovina, 2006)
Director, Andrea Staka. Cast: Mirjana Karanovcic, Marija Skarcic, Ljubica Jovic. Tells the story of two Balkan refugees. Reza owns a restaurant and has lived in Switzerland for 25 years. Ana is a Bosnian who breezes into Reza's life and injects both joy and discontent. 81 min min. DVD 8071
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Die Fremde (When We Leave)(Germany, 2010)
Directed by Feo Aladag. Cast: Sibel Kekilli, Nizam Schiller, Derya Alabora. What would you sacrifice for your family's love? Your values? Your freedom? Your independence? German-born Umay flees her oppressive marriage in Istanbul, taking her young son Cem with her. She is hoping to find a better life with her family in Berlin, but her unexpected arrival creates intense conflict. Ultimately her family decides to return Cem to his father in Turkey. To keep her son, Umay is forced to move again. She finds the inner strength to build a new life for her and Cem, but her need for her family's love drives her to a series of ill-fated attempts at reconciliation. 114 min. DVD X5399
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From the Edge of the City (Apo tin akri tis polis)(Greece, 1998)
Directed by Constantinos Giannaris. Cast: Stathis Papadopoulos, Costas Cotsianidis, Panagiotis Chartomatsidis, Anestis Polychronidis, Dimitris Papoulidis. Buff and eighteen, Sasha lives with his mother and father in a Kazakhstan immigrant settlement on the outskirts of Athens. At night, he and his teenaged friends rollerblade through the city, where they hang out in brothels and work as male prostitutes. Every day they endure an obstacle course of johns, drug dealers, pimps and gangsters, as they try desperately to survive in a country that is not their own. 94 min. DVD 1319
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Games of Love & Chance (L'Esquive) (France, 2003)
Directed by Abdellatif Kechiche. Cast: Osman Elkharraz, Sara Forestier, Sabrina Ouazani, Nanou Benhamou, Haffet Ben-Ahmed, Aurelie Ganito, Carole Franck, Hajar Hamlili, Rachid Hami, Meriem Serbah, Hanane Mazouz, Sylvain Phan. A sensitive portrait of a group of teenagers living in the projects outside Paris and surviving in a world marginalized by society. Set during preparations for a school production, it captures the affections, quarrels, and jealousies as well as the budding romance between childhood friends Krimo, who is very shy, and Lydia, the fiery blonde star of the school production. 117 min. DVD 5446
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Awards
César Awards - Best Film; Best Director

Nettelbeck, Colin "Kechiche and the French Classics: Cinema as Subversion and Renewal of Tradition." French Cultural Studies October 2007 18: 307-319, UC users only
Porton, Richard. "Marivaux in the 'Hood: An Interview with Abdellatif Kechiche." Cineaste, Winter2005, Vol. 31 Issue 1, p46-49, 4pUC users only
Swamy, Vinay. "Marivaux in the suburbs: Reframing language in Kechiche's L'Esquive (2003)." Studies in French Cinema; 2007, Vol. 7 Issue 1, p57-68, 12p UC users only
Strand, Dana. "Être et parler: Being and speaking French in Abdellatif Kechiche's L'Esquive (2004) and Laurent Cantet's Entre les murs (2008)." Studies in French Cinema, 2009, Vol. 9 Issue 3, p259-272, 14p UC users only

Geschwister Kardesler(Germany, 1997)
Director, Thomas Arslan. Cast: Tamer Yigit, Savas Yurderi, Serpil Turhan, Hildegard Kuttlenberg, Fazlt Yurderi. A film about three young siblings from a German-Turkish family living in Berlin. 17-year-old Leyla only wants to escape from her family while her brother, called to military service in Istanbul intends to accept enlistment, against the advice of his mother and brother Ahmed, who is just about to graduate from high school and having difficulties with his girlfriend and his cultural background. PAL format. In German and Turkish. 82 min. vhs 999:2998
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Ghetto-kids(France / Germany, 2002)
Director, Christian Wagner. Cast: Ioannis Tsialas, Toni Osmani, Barbara Rudnick, Günther Maria Halmer. Two young brothers from Greece who live in Munich on the fringes of society are into drugs and petty crime. A new teacher in the special school attended by the two brothers decides to make an attempt at reaching out to the boys. The head of a social center supports her and they are able to help one of the two criminal boys. 88 min. DVD X2070
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Le Gone du Chaaba (France, 1997)
Director, Christophe Ruggia. Cast: Bouzid Negnoug, Mohamed Fellag, Nabil Ghalem. Set in 1956 France in a city slum outside of Lyons, a poor Algerian father wants his son to be the best in school, although the boy is not very gifted. 105 min. DVD 1265
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Goodness Gracious Me(BBC Television, 1998-2000)
Produced by Anil Gupta; directed by Nick Wood. Cast: Sanjeev Bhaskar, Meera Syal, Kulvinder Ghir, Nina Wadia. A British television comedy series presenting a satirical exploration of racial stereotypes in Britain, as seen from an Indian point-of-view. With a stunning stream of sketches and songs presents series 1, 2, and 3 plus the special "Back where they came from." Originally presented on BBC television between 1998 and 2000. 580 min. DVD 3793 (series 1 also VHS Video/C 8527)

Le Grand Voyage (France, 2004)
Directed by Ismael Ferroukhi. Cast: Nicolas Cazale, Mohamed Majd, Jacky Nercessian. A few weeks before his college entrance exams, Reda, a young man who lives in the south of France, finds himself obligated to drive his father to Mecca. The wide cultural and generational gap between the two is worsened by their lack of communication. Reda finds it hard to accommodate his father, who demands respect for himself and his pilgrimage. From France, through Italy, Serbia, Turkey, Syria, Jordan to Saudi Arabia, the two embark on a road trip that will change their lives. 108 min. DVD 6328
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Hate (La Haine) (France, 1995)
Directed by Mathieu Kassovitz. Cast: Vincent Cassel, Hubert Kounde, Said Taghmaoui, Abdel Ahmed Ghili, Solo, Joseph Momo, Heloise Rauth. Said is an Arab, Hubert is black, Vinz is a jew, all living in Paris. Each of them needs to vent the anger they feel about the police brutality that landed another friend in the hospital. Vinz finds a Smith & Wesson .44 that sparks the shocking climax after the boys tangle with the cops and a gang of skinheads. 95 min.DVD 7386, DVD 5603 (non-US DVD; also on vhs 999:1644
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Head-On (Gegen die Wand) (Germany / Turkey, 2004)
Directed by Fatih Akin. Cast: Sibel Kekilli, Birol Unel, Guven Krac, Meltem Cumbul, Catrin Striebeck. A melodrama of a Turkish man and woman living in Germany, torn between two cultures, tradition and modernity, survival and death. 118 min. DVD 4315
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The Holy Land (Israel, 2001)
Directed by Eitan Gorlin. Set in Jerusalem, this is the story of Mendy, a young rabbinical student who is restless to learn about the bigger world. On the unconventional advice of his teacher, Mendy visits a brothel in order to exhaust his lust and restlessness, but instead falls in love with a Russian prostitute, Sasha. Mendy plummets further when he discovers Mike's Place, a bar on the edge of society run by an American expatriate, where Muslims, Christians and Jews all mingle to unseen ends. 101 min. DVD 2959
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Gershenson, Olga; Hudson, Dale. "New Immigrant, Old Story: Framing Russians on the Israeli Screen." Journal of Film & Video; Fall2008, Vol. 60 Issue 3/4, p25-41, 17p UC users only

Hop (Belgium, 2002)
Directed by Dominique Standaert. Cast: Jan Declein, Antjie de Boeck, Alexandra Vandernot, Kalomba Mbuyi, Ansou Diedhiou, Emile M'Penza. All Justin and his father want is to enjoy a soccer game together. This sparks a chain of events that leads to his father's deportation, and Justin finds himself alone and on the run. Enlisting the help of a former anarchist, Justin embarks on a thrilling adventure to re-unite with his father. But to fight the system, he will need to apply the secret of the Hop. 107 min. DVD 6329
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Hostage (Omiros) (Greece / Turkey, 2005)
Directed by Constantine Giannaris. Cast: Stathis Papadopoulos, Theodora Tzimou, Giannis Stankoglou. In a desperate attempt to reclaim his honor, a young Albanian immigrant hijacks a bus in northern Greece. Demanding a ransom and safe return to his country, he holds the passengers hostage at gunpoint. Based on a true story. 97 min. DVD 7215
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I Can't Sleep (J'ai pas sommeil) (France / Switzerland, 2000)
Directed by Clair Denis. Cast: Katerina Golubeva, Richard Courcet, Vincent Dupont, Laurent Grevill, Alex Descas, Irina Grejbina, Tolsty, Line Renaud, Beatrice Dalle. "Claire Denis's rich and provocative drama examines themes of urban alienation and individual/community identity in a puzzling narrative framework. Katerina Golubeva plays Daiga, a recent Lithuanian emigre who is seeking a place to live and work. A second narrative examines the lives of a large expatriate Caribbean family, including Theo (Alex Descas), a musician, and Camille (Richard Courcet), a transvestite nightclub singer. One of these individuals is a serial killer - and the other two are tangentially involved in that horrible secret. "Creepy in a very post-modern way, it's a Godard film without Godard: eerie, touching, and fraught with meaning." (Mark Savlov, The Austin Chronicle). 96 min. vhs 999:3268
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Illégal (Belgium | Luxembourg | France, 2010)
Directed by Olivier Masset-Depasse. Cast: Anne Coesens, Essé Lawson, Gabriela Perez. Tania is a former teacher from Russia, living illegally in Belgium with her 14-year-old son, Ivan. One day, they are stopped on the street for a routine check by the police; Tania is arrested and placed in an immigration detention center for women, while Ivan manages to escape. Threatened with imminent deportation and fearful for Ivan's fate, Tania embarks on a harrowing journey, determined to preserve her dignity and find her son. Disc also contains short film: Rita: Rita, who is blind shelters a boy after he suddenly breaks into her home. This enigmatic event allows Rita a brief moment of freedom. 95 min. DVD X6559
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Im Juli (In July) (Germany, 2000)
Directed by Fatih Akin. Cast: Moritz Bleibtreu, Christiane Paul, Mehmet Kurtulus, Idil Uner, Jochen Nickel, Branka Katic, Birol Unel, Sandra Borgmann, Ernest Hausmann, Gabor Salinger, Cem Akin, Fatih Akin. Daniel, a young teacher, decides to spend his summer at home in Hamburg. At the local flea market, he meets Juli, who is immediately attracted to him, a fact to which Daniel seems oblivious. On the same day, Daniel meets Melek, a young Turkish girl, with whom he is immediately smitten. Ignoring his earlier plans, he sets out in pursuit of her across the Balkans. Along the way he picks up a hitchhiker, who just happens to be Juli. 96 min. DVD 2849
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Import/Export (Austria | France | Germany, 2007)
Directed by Ulrich Seidl. Cast: Ekateryna Rak, Paul Hofmann, Michael Thomas, Maria Hofstatter, Georg Friedrich. Olga, a nurse from the Ukraine, searches for a better life in the West, while an unemployed security guard from Austria travels East for the same reason. Both are looking for work, a new beginning, an existence, and life. Olga comes from a place where unremitting poverty is the order of the day. Paul comes from a place where unemployment doesn't mean hunger, but a crisis of meaning and sense of uselessness. Both are struggling to believe in themselves and to find a meaning in life. 135 min. DVD X3533
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In This World (UK, 2002)
Directed by Michael Winterbottom. Cast: Jamal Udin Torabi, Enayatullah. Tells of the hazardous journey of two Afghan boys as they travel from Pakistan through Iran, Turkey, Italy, France and the UK in search of refuge in London, revealing the desperate measures people take to escape persecution and life-threatening conditions. Special features: Behind-the-scenes footage with commentary from Michael Winterbottom and Tony Grisoni; director's introduction from the Sundance Film Series; U.S. and UK theatrical trailers; production notes and biographies; highlights from the 2003 Sundance Film Series. 88 min. DVD 2410
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Inch'Allah Dimanche (Algeria, France, 2001)
Director, Yamina Benguigui. Film about the "family reunion," the French government's euphemism for a 1974 law allowing Algerian wives to rejoin their husbands working in France. Strong-willed Zouina parts tearfully from her mother in the port of Algiers; once in France, she and her three small children are at the mercy of her mother-in-law and confused by the strange customs of their local grocer and garden-obsessed neighbor. The radio is her only window on life and on the women of this new country. 98 min. DVD 1907
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Alion, Yves. "Inch'Allah Dimanche: Entretien avec Yamina Benguigui." Avant Scène Cinéma, vol. 506, pp. 136-38, November 2001
Fenner, Angelica. "Aural Topographies of Migration in Yamina Benguigui's Inch'Allah dimanche." Camera Obscura: A Journal of Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies, vol. 22, no. 66[3], pp. 93-127, 2007
Humblot, Catherine. "Documentaires et reportages: "Mémoires d'immigrés, l'héritage maghrébin" CinémAction 87 (April-June 1998)

James' Journey to Jerusalem (Massa'ot James Be'eretz Hakodesh)(Israel, 2003)
Directed by Ra'anan Alexandrowicz. Cast: Siyabonga Melongisi Shibe, Arie Elias, Salim Daw. Follows the adventures of James, a devout Christian making a pilgrimage from his African village to the Holy Land. He becomes part of the migrant labor workforce in Tel Aviv and pursues his religious quest-- until he gets a little taste of fortune by turning the tables on his employers-- an astute exploration of the economic, moral and spiritual hypocrisies of Western society filtered through an evocative portrait of modern Israel's cultural and generational divisions. 87 min. DVD X7122
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Jerichow (Germany, 2008)
Director, Christian Petzold. Cast: Benno Fürmann, Nina Hoss, Hilmi Sözer. The dishonorably discharged Afghanistan veteran Thomas returns to his home village of Jerichow. Ali, a local Turkish-German businessman, owner of a snack-bar chain, hires him as a driver. That's when Thomas meets Laura, his Turkish boss's young and attractive wife. A classic love triangle is born, unfolding in desolate northeast Germany, where thick forests suddenly end on cliffs overlooking the Baltic Sea. 96 min. DVD X2351
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Journey of Hope (Reise der Hoffnung) (Switzerland / Turkey / UK, 1990)
Director, Xavier Koller. Based on true events, this is the story of a poor Kurdish family from Turkey who struggle to reach their promised land, Switzerland. Haydar decides to emigrateillegally but finds himself and his family at the mercy of their smugglers. As the journey progresses, every step costs more than promised until, by the time they reach the Swiss borders, they have lost all of their money. With nothing but their dream to sustain them they face crossing the brutally cold and dangerous Swiss Mountains. 111 min. vhs 999:2881
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Katzelmacher (West Germany, 1969)
Director Rainer Werner Fassbinder. Cast: Hanna Schygulla, Rainer Maria Fassbinder, Rudolf Waldemar Brem, Elga Sorbas, Doris Mattes and Orm Hermann. Follows the lives of an aimless group of friends who spend their days outside their Munich apartment smoking cigarettes, drinking coffee and sleeping with each other. Their lives take an interesting turn when a Greek immigrant moves in and evokes extremely hostile reactions from the men in the group who beat him up when he begins dating one of the German women. 88 min. DVD 2491
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Kebab Connection (Germany, 2005)
Director, Anno Saul. Cast: Denis Moschitto, Nora Tschirner, Guven Kirac. A young Turkish hip-hopper dreams of making the first German kung-fu film, and he hones his craft by making an extremely successful commercial for his uncle's kebab stand. When his second commercial is a flop, his German girfriend tells him she is pregnant, and his parents kick him out of the house, he gives in to the temptations of the rival Greek restaurant owner across the street and agrees to make a commercial for his uncle's worst enemy. Based loosely on Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. 96 min. DVD 7214
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The Kumars at no. 42 (BBC Television, 2001)
Written by Richard Pinto, Sharat Sardana, Sanjeev Bhaskar; directed by Lissa Evans. Cast: Sanjeev Bhaskar, Vincent Ebrahim, Indira Joshi, Meera Syal. In this British television sit-com the Kumars, a fictional immigrant family, have bulldozed their back garden to build a studio for their spoilt son Sanjeev, who fancies himself a celebrity chat show host. Each week, celebrity guests partake in the unique Kumar experience: a thorough interrogation by the entire family. 70 min. Video/C 8527

Kurz und Schmerzlos (Short Sharp Shock) (Germany, 1998)
Director/script, Fatih Akin. Cast: Mehmet Kurtulus, Aleksandar Jovanovic, Adam Bousdoukos, Regula Grauwiller, Idil Uner, Ralph Herforth. The story of three friends of foreign nationality living in Hamburg. Gabriel, a son of Turkish parents starts a new life after leaving jail. The Serb Bobby, on the other hand, starts out on a criminal career with the Albanian mafia. He and his Greek friend Costa get tangled up in an arms deal that proves to be too big for the young men. 95 min. vhs 999:3658; or vhs 999:2996 (in German with no subtitles)
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A Little Bit of Freedom (Kleine Freiheit) (Germany, 2003)
Director, Yüksel Yavuz. Cast: Cagdas Bozkurt, Leroy Delmar, Nazmi Kirik, Necmettin Cobanoglu, Naci Ozarslan, Susanna Rozkosny, Sunay Girisken, Thomas Ebermann. Baran, a Kurdish teen from Turkey, makes bicycle deliveries for a kebab shop while trying to outwit the authorities who have refused him political asylum. He strikes up a friendship with another outsider, an illegal African immigrant who deals drugs to get by. Trouble begins after Baran loses his low profile status because the kebab-stand owner's daughter sets her sights on him. 97 min. DVD X162
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Göktürk, Deniz. "Yüksel Yavuz's Kleine Freiheit / A Little Bit of Freedom." Migration, Culture, and the Nation-State Volume 1, Issue 1 2005
Kraenzle, Christina. "At Home in the New Germany? Local Stories and Global Concerns in Yüksel Yavuz's Aprilkinder and Kleine Freiheit." The German Quarterly Volume 82 Issue 1, Pages 90 - 108 UC users only

Little Jerusalem (La Petite Jerusalem) (France, 2005)
Directed by Karin Albou. Cast: Fanny Valette, Elsa Zylberstein, Bruno Todeschini, Hedi Tillette de Clermont-Tonnerre, Sonia Tahar, Michael Cohen, Aurore Clement. In a Paris suburb nicknamed Little Jerusalem, a family of Sephardic Orthodox immigrants shares a low-income apartment. Beautiful, teenaged Laura distances herself from her family's religion and her own burgeoning desire by devoting every waking moment to intellectual discipline and secular philosophy. Mathilde, Laura's married older sister, worries that strict observance of the Torah's marital codes has driven her husband Ariel into the bed of another. When Laura falls under the spell of Djamel, a handsome Muslim journalist, and Mathilde discovers that her worst fears are true, the two very different sisters find themselves in very similar crises. 94 min. DVD 6159
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Living in Paradise (Vivre au paradis) (France/Algeria, 1998)
Director, Bourlem Guerdjou. Set in France in 1961-1962 during the Algerian War, this drama presents a vivid account of the exploitation and political repression of an Algerian immigrant worker living in Paris in the squalid and miserable conditions of the shantytowns. He longs to see his family and brings them from Algeria to live with him in his makeshift hut -- with disastrous results. 105 min. vhs 999:3527
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Roberts, Katherine A. "Constrained Militants: Algerian Women 'in-between' in Gillo Pontecorvo's The Battle of Algiers and Bourlem Guerdjou's Living in Paradise." The Journal of North African Studies, 1743-9345, Volume 12, Issue 4, 2007, Pages 381 - 393 UC users only

Lola und Bilidikid (Lola and Billy the Kid) (1999)
Director, Kutlug Ataman. Cast: Gandi Mukli, Erdal Yildiz, Baki Davrak, Inge Keller, Celal Perk. Murat from Turkey, living in Berlin Germany, slowly discovers his homosexuality. His older brother Osman wants him to finally lose his virginity in a heterosexual manner thus causing Murat to run away. In a bar, Murat meets a tranvestite, Lola, and also Bilidikid, who thinks Murat is enamoured with Lola. Eventually Lola is revealed as Murat's actual brother disowned by Osman years ago. 93 min. DVD 722
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Burns, Rob. Turkish-German Cinema: From Cultural Resistance to Transnational Cinema?" In: German cinema : since unification / edited by David Clarke. London ; New York : Continuum, c2006. (Main Stack PN1993.5.G3.G359 2006)
Clark, Christopher. "Transculturation, Transe Sexuality, and Turkish Germany: Kutlug Ataman's Lola und Bilidikid." German Life and Letters, vol. 59, no. 4, pp. 555-72, Fall 2006
Hillman, Roger. "Lola and Billy the Kid (1999): A Turkish Director's Western Showdown in Berlin." Post Script: Essays in Film and the Humanities, vol. 25, no. 2, pp. 44-55, Winter 2006 UC users only
Kilicbay, Baris. "Impossible crossings: Gender melancholy in Lola + Bilidikid and Auslandstournee." New Cinemas: Journal of Contemporary Film 4 | Issue: 2 October 2006, Page(s): 105-115
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Kilicbay, Baris. "Queer as Turk." In: Griffiths, Robin. Queer cinema in Europe. Bristol, UK ; Chicago : Intellect Books, 2008. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.H55 G75 2008)

Lorna's Silence (Le silence de Lorna) (Belgium | France | Italy | Germany, 2008)
Directed by Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne. Cast: Arta Dobroshi, Jérémie Renier, Fabrizio Rongione, Alban Ukaj, Morgan Marinne. Lorna is a young Albanian women who dreams of opening up a snack bar with her boyfriend. Without the money, she finds herself entwined in a vicious plan devised by mobster Fabio. A false marriage between Lorna and Claudy will allow her to get her Belgian citizenship. She is then expected to marry a Russian Mafioso who is anxious to get his hands on the Belgian identity papers, after Fabio kills Claudy to speed up the second marriage. But can Lorna keep quiet? 105 min. DVD X4016
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Ma 6-T va crack-er (France, 1997)
Directed by Jean-François Richet. Cast: Arco Descat C., Jean-Marie Robert, Malik Zeggou, Mustapha Ziad, and Karim Rezeg. A portrait of the aimless lives of unemployed inner city youths living on society's fringe in the suburbs of a French city. The film centers on two teenaged gangs who terrorize their neighborhoods. There are few limits to their unpleasant philosophy of "desire equals acquisition." The film reaches its climax at a nightclub where the two rival groups collide when a gun fight breaks out. 97 min. DVD 8792
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Higbee, William. "Screening the 'other' Paris: cinematic representations of the French urban periphery in La Haine and Ma 6-T Va Crack-er." Modern & Contemporary France, May2001, Vol. 9 Issue 2, p197-208, 12p UC users only

Made in France (Origine Contrôlée) (France, 2001)
Directed by Ahmed Bouchaala and Zakia Tahri. Cast: Patrick Ligardes, Ronit Elkabets, Isabelle Sadoyan, Atmen Kelif. Fancy Patrick is arrested by mistake and finds himself in a cell with Samia, an attractive Algerian, and Youssef, a cantankerous show off. All three are condemned to deportation. During their transfer to the airport, they manage to escape. When they are on the run the trio discover a taste for the unusual and learn to understand and love each other. DVD X6853
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My Beautiful Laundrette (UK, 1986)
Directed by Stephen Frears; starring Saeed Jaffrey, Roshan Seth, Daniel Day Lewis, Gordon Warnecke. Set in the Pakistani community in South London, the film focuses on two youths--Johnny, a working-class white, and Omar, a Pakistani. Together they operate a laundrette, which Omar inherits from his uncle. While Johnny looks upon the laundrette as a life line on which to salvage his self-respect, Omar sees it as just the beginning step on the road to riches. Based on Hanif's Kureishi novel (UCB Main PR6061.U68 M9 1996; PN1997 .M8871 1986) DVD 1635; vhs 999:431
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My Son the Fanatic (UK / France, 1999)
Directed by Udayan Prasad. Parvez, a cab driver who left Pakistan for Great Britain in search of a better life must choose between his relationship with his disinterested wife, his increasingly Islamic fundamentalist son and his friendship with a prostitute who provides him support and tenderness he does not experience within his own family. 87 min. DVD 9114; vhs 999:2649
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Kureishi, Hanif. "My son the fanatic." Critical Quarterly, Spring95, Vol. 37 Issue 1, p57, 9p UC users only
Mortensen, Trine Winter. "The Empty Accountancy of Things: Reasons for Fundamentalism in Hanif Kureishi's and Udayan Prasad's My Son the Fanatic." p.o.v: A Danish Journal of Film Studies, vol. 20, pp. 31-40, Dec 2005
Quart, Leonard. "My Son the Fanatic." Cineaste, 1999, Vol. 24 Issue 4, p42, 2p UC users only
Wayne, Mike. "Diasporan Travels: British Asian Cinema." In: The politics of contemporary European cinema : histories, borders, diasporas / Mike Wayne. (Full text online [UCB users only]; print: Main (Gardner) Stacks & PFA PN1993.5.E82 W29 2002)
Wright, Melanie Jane. "My Son the Fanatic." In: Religion and film : an introduction / Melanie J. Wright. London ; New York : I.B. Tauris ; New York : Distributed in the U.S. by Palgrave Macmillan, 2007. (Full text available online (UCB users only); print: Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.R4 W75 2007)

Najib & Julia(Netherlands, TV, 2002)
Director, Theo van Gogh. Cast: Tara Elders, Hanin Msellek, Jack Wouterse, Marlies Heuer. In this modern-day Romeo and Juliet story made for Dutch television, a hockey player, Julia, falls in love with a Moroccan pizza-delivery boy, Najib. In Dutch without subtitles. 300 min. DVD 7824
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No Fear, No Die (S'en fout la mort) (France / West Germany, 1990)
Director, Claire Denis. Set in France, Dah, an African immigrant, and Jocelyn, a West Indian man, supply and train fighting cocks for a sleazy French saloon owner. Once Dah becomes entangled with the owner's mistress, all four characters are cast into a violent circle of gambling, desire, and agony that spins out of control. 97 min. vhs 999:3247
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Nordrand (Austria / Germany / Switzerland, 1999)
Directed by Werner Herzog. Cast: Nina Proll, Edita Malovcic, Tudor Chirila, Astrit Alihajdaraj, Michael Tanczos, Georg Friedrich. Five young refugees from the former Yugoslavia seek comfort in one another as they try to build new lives in Vienna. 138 min. DVD 7690
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100% Arabica (Cent pour cent Arabica; One hundred percent Arabica) (France / Belgium / Switzerland, 1997)
Director, Mahmoud Zemmouri. Cast: Khaled, Cheb Mami, Mouss, Najim Laouriga, Fard Fedjer, Youssef Diawara, Patrice Thibaud, Mohamed Camara. The rising popularity of a local band threatens orthodox religious groups in a mixed Arab and African housing project outside Paris. Attendance at the mosque falls and drastic measures are taken to keep the balance of power in the hands of the religious leaders. No one can stop the infectious popularity of the music, however, and when all the musicians finally sing together, everyone is united. 85 min. DVD 6001
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Higbee, Will. "Locating the Postcolonial in Transnational Cinema: The Place of Algerian Émigré Directors in Contemporary French Film." Modern & Contemporary France; Feb2007, Vol. 15 Issue 1, p51-64 UC users only

Otomo (Germany, 1999)
Directed by Frieder Schlaich. Cast: Isaach De Bankole, Eva Mattes, Hanno Friedrich, Barnaby Metschurat, Lara Kugler, Sigrid Burkholder. A fictionalized reconstruction of the story of Frederic Otomo, a West African political refugee, who is stopped on a subway by an intolerant conductor. He panics, breaks loose, and escapes. Hours later, when confronted by police, he stabs 5 officers before being gunned down by one of them. 84 min. DVD 6630
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Outside the Law (France | Algeria | Belgium | Tunisia | Italy, 2010)
Directed by Rachid Bouchareb. Cast: Jamel Debbouze, Sami Bouajila, Roschdy Zem, Chafia Boudraa, Bernard Blancan. After losing their family home in Algeria, three brothers and their mother are scattered across the globe. Messaoud joins the French army fighting in Indochina; Abdelkader becomes a leader of the Algerian independence movement in France and Said moves to Paris to make his fortune in the shady clubs and boxing halls of Pigalle. Gradually, their interconnecting destinies reunite them in the French capital. Special features (subtitled in English): Making of; deleted scenes; original teaser trailer; trailer; interview with director Rachid Bouchareb; cast interviews with Laurent Weil. 139 min. DVD 6630
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Palermo oder Wolfsburg (Switzerland / West Germany, 1980)
Director, Werner Schroeter. Cast: Nicola Zarbo, Ida Di Benedetto, Otto Sander, Magdalena Montezuma, Brigitte Tig, An impoverished young man from Sicily travels to Wolfsburg, West Germany to find work. He takes a job in the Volkswagen factory after he travels through Northern Italy by train. The young man is arrested after he kills two Germans with his knife when they question his honor. The third part of the film follows his subsequent trial and deals with justice denied and the attitude of many Germans who resent the influx of foreign labor. 170 min. DVD X1816
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Pieces d'identites (France / Democratic Republic of Congo / Belgium, 1998)
Director, Mweze Ngangura. A Congolese king searches for his daughter in Brussels where for a time he loses his royal fetishes, his identity, but finds a friend, a local cabdriver with a secret identity. With his help and a chain of coincidence (it must be destined), Mani Kongo is reunited with his daughter and his regalia and returns to Africa with a circle of friends. 93 min. vhs 999:2220
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Pressure (UK, 1975)
Director, Horace Ové. Cast: Herbert Norville, Oscar James, Frank Singuineau, Lucita Lijertwood, Sheila Scott-Wilkinson, Ed Deveraux, Norman A hard-hitting drama of the struggle and disenchantment faced by British-born black youths. Set in 1970s London, it tells the story of Tony, son of West Indian immigrants, who finds himself torn between his parents' church-going conformity and his brother's Black Power militancy. 120 min. DVD 6206
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La promesse (Belgium | France | Luxembourg, 1996)
Directors, Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne. Cast: Assita Ouédraogo, Rasmané Ouédraogo, Jérémie Renier, Olivier Gourmet. "La promesse is a coming of age story of sorts. The young teenaged protagonist works for his father, who loves him deeply. The father is sleazy exploiter of illegal aliens, and the boy is learning the trade of preying on the defenseless of society that includes theft from the elderly and extortion from the immigrants. And it seems to be suiting him just fine until he helps his father cover up a fatal accident at his construction site. The accident that did not have to be fatal, but the father does not want to risk the scrutiny of the authorities. The boy promises the dying immigrant that he will take care of the man's wife and baby. Slowly the youth begins to question his and his father's morality." [IMDB] 90 min. DVD X6191; DVD 1140; vhs 999:3227
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Berlant, Lauren. "Nearly Utopian, Nearly Normal: Post-Fordist Affect in La Promesse and Rosetta." Public Culture, vol. 19, no. 2 [52], pp. 273-301, Spring 2007 UC users only
Bickerton, Emilie. "Reinventing Realism: The Art and Politics of the Dardenne Brothers." Cineaste, vol. 31, no. 2, pp. 14-18, Spring 2006 UC users only
Mai, Joseph. "Corps-Camera: The Evocation of Touch in the Dardennes' La Promesse (1996)." Esprit Createur, vol. 47, no. 3, pp. 133-44, Fall 2007 UC users only

Un prophète (A Prophet) (France | Italy, 2009)
Director, Jacques Audiard. Cast: Tahar Rahim, Niels Arestrup, Adel Bencherif, Hichem Yacoubi, Reda Kateb. Malik el Djebena, a young Arab who is condemned to six years in a French prison, cannot read or write, but soon figures out the politics of the prison. Though Malik is only 19-years-old, the leader of the Corsican gang who rules the prison corners him and gives him certain 'missions' to carry out. He quickly gains the confidence of the gang leader, as these assignments begin to toughen him up. But Malik soon develops some plans of his own. 155 min. DVD X4195
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Awards

British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards - Best Foreign-language Film
Cannes Film Festival, Grand Prize of the Jury
César, Best Director
National Board of Review USA, Best Foreign Language Film

Bisson, Julien. "Jacques audiard: A Prophet for French Film." France Today; Feb2010, Vol. 25 Issue 2, p36-37, 2p UC users only
Radovic, Rajko. "A Bandit Apart." Film International, Jul2010, Vol. 8 Issue 3, p14-20, 7p UC users only
Rupp, Gabriel V.; Atkison, James "A prophet: A study in the dialogics of the social and the psychological." PsycCRITIQUES, Vol 55(33), 2010 UC users only
White, Rob. "Only Connect." Film Quarterly; Spring2010, Vol. 63 Issue 3, p4-5, 2p UC users only

Saimir (Italy, 2004)
Directed by Francesco Munzi. Cast: Mishel Manoku, Xhevdet Feri, Lavinia Guglielman, Anna Ferruzzo. Edmond picks up smuggled Albanians on the Italian coast and drives them to safe houses. His son Saimir assists, but he's beginning to question his own moral boundaries. Difficulty integrating with Italians throws him in with a shady bunch of gypsies, while his typical sullen teen outlook prevents him from intuiting his father's motivations. When a job goes beyond his fragile ethical borders, Saimir lashes out in a destructive way. 88 min. DVD 9717
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Saint Clara (Clara Hakedosha) (Israel, 1996)
Directed by Ari Folman & Ori Sivan. Lucy Dubinchik, Halil Elohev, Johnny Peterson, Maya Maron, Maya De-Fries, Tal Feigenboim, Yigal Naor. Cast: A Russian immigrant teenager's clairvoyant powers create mayhem among the students at Golda Meir Junior High School. When the entire seventh grade class gets perfect scores on a math exam, the faculty is thrown into a crisis. 84 min. DVD X824
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Gershenson, Olga; Hudson, Dale "Absorbed by Love." Journal of Modern Jewish Studies; Nov2007, Vol. 6 Issue 3, p301-315, 15p UC users only

Salut cousin! (France | Algeria | Belgium | Luxembourg, 2000)
Director, Merzak Allouache. Cast: Gad Elmaleh, Mess Hattou, Magaly Berdy, Ann-Gisel Glass. Alilo arrives in Paris, met by his hip cousin Mok. Alilo is to pick up a suitcase of dresses to smuggle back to Algiers for resale. He's lost the dressmaker's address and his boss is gone for five days, so he stays in the Moskova neighborhood of the 18th arrondissement with Mok. Mok makes rap music of Jean de La Fontaine's fables, invents fabrications of his own, is in debt to his bookie, and in love with a punk rocker. Alilo's old-country sweetness, in contrast with Mok's big-city neuroses, gets the attention of Fatoumata, a lovely African neighbor. Once Alilo gets the dresses, he must return to Algiers, but it seems he's only started to live: is there any way he can stay? 98 min. DVD X4758; vhs 999:3096
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Samia (France, 2000)
Director, Philippe Faucon. Cast: Lynda Benahouda, Mohamed Chaouch, Kheira Oualhaci, Nadia El Koutei, Yamina Amri, Lakhdar Smati. Samia, an Algerian teenager, has immigrated with her large family to Marseilles, where she must cope with both racism and her family's own restrictions on her personal freedom. Her brother, Yacine appoints himself the protector of Samia's moral and physical virtue and after their father is hospitalized and it becomes apparent that Samia's sister is having a relationship with a French boy, she responds to the pressures by becoming increasingly rebellious. PAL format. 135 min. vhs 999:3272
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Sammy and Rosie Get Laid (UK, 1987)
Directed by Stephen Frears. Cast: Shashi Kapoor, Frances Barber, Claire Bloom, Ayub Khan Din, Roland Gift, Wendy Gazelle. London's out of control in the punked-out Eighties and Rosie's radical politics land her in everyone's bed but Sammy's - but if they want to inherit Rafi's fortune, they'll have to come up with the grandchild he wants. 97 min. vhs 999:3575
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Schwarzfahrer (Black Rider) (Germany, 1993)
Directed by Pepe Danquart. Cast: Senta Moira, Paul Outlaw. A young black man is verbally harassed by an older woman on a streetcar, while the other passengers remain silent. He finally extracts his revenge. 12 min. DVD 6:1:1

La sconosciuta (The Other Woman, aka The Unknown Woman) (2006)
Directed by Giuseppe Tornatore. Cast: Ksenia Rappoport, Michele Placido, Claudia Gerini. Irena is a young Ukranian woman living in a unidentified Italian city with a horrible past of violence and humiliation. To pursue a mysterious aim she manages to get a job as an house servant for a wealthy couple with a little girl. She grows closer to the family, especially to the girl, who suffers from a rare neurological disease. But someone will come back from her past, bringing new horrors and violence. 115 min. DVD X1175
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Ponzanesi, Sandra. "Europe in motion: migrant cinema and the politics of encounter." Social Identities; Jan2011, Vol. 17 Issue 1, p73-92, 20p UC users only

The Secret of the Grain (La graine et le mulet) (France, 2007)
Directed by Abdellatif Kechiche. Cast: Habib Boufares, Hafsia Herzi, Faridah Benkhetache. "At the port of Sète, Mr. Slimani, a tired 60-year-old, drags himself toward a shipyard job that has become more and more difficult to cope with as the years go by. He is a divorced father who forces himself to stay close to his family despite the schisms and tensions that are easily sparked off and that financial difficulties make even more intense. He is going through a delicate period in his life and, recently, everything seems to make him feel useless: a failure. He wants to escape from it all and set up his own restaurant. However, it appears to be an unreachable dream given his meager, irregular salary that is not anywhere near enough to supply what he needs to realize his ambition. But he can still dream and talk about it with his family in particular. A family that gradually gives its support to this project, which comes to symbolize the means to a better life. Thanks to its ingeniousness and hard work, this dream soon becomes a reality...or almost." [IMDB] 180 min. DVD X4185
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Silence of the Sea (Khamushiye darya) (Iran, 2003)
Directed by Vahid Mousaian. Cast: Masoud Rayegany, Hossein Sheydaie. Siavash left Iran years ago illegally and lives in Sweden with his wife and two children. Realizing he wants to go back for a visit, he decides the best place to go is a free port, which doesn't require a visa. Being there he feels he is in Iran, but it does not fully satisfy his nostalgic longing, as his old home is on the mainland. On the island, Siavash comes face to face with the danger that awaits him if he returns home and he must decide what is most important to him: his future or his past. 82 min. DVD X706
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Since Otar Left (Depuis qu'Otar est parti...) (France | Belgium | Georgia, 2003)
Directed by Julie Bertuccelli. Cast: Esther Gorintin, Nino Khomassouridze, Dinara Droukarova, Temour Kalandadze, Roussoudan Bolkvadze, Sacha Sarichvili, Douta Skhirtladze, Abdallah Moundy. Three generations of women--ninety something grandmother Eka, her middle-aged daughter Marina, and twentyish, multilingual, well-educated, lively granddaughter Ada--share a rundown flat in T'bilisi, the capital city of the former Soviet Republic of Georgia. Theirs is an accidental matriarchy, as Eka's beloved only son, the titular Otar, is in France. A trained doctor, he sends money home from his menial jobs as an undocumented laborer. Eka lives for his occasional letters and telephone calls, so when he is killed in an accident, Marina and Ada weave an intricate web of deception to spare the old woman from heartbreak. But what will happen when Eka decides to visit Otar in Paris? 99 min. Video DVD X5310
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Soul Kitchen (Germany, 2009)
Directed by Fatih Akin. Cast: Adam Bousdoukos, Moritz Bleibtreu, Birol Ünel, Pheline Roggan, Anna Bederke, Dorka Gryllus, Wotan Wilke Möhring, Lucas Gregorowicz. When German-Greek chef Zinos hires a gourmet chef for his struggling restaurant, it drives away his low-life regulars. In the meantime, his girlfriend, Nadine, moves back to China, but a hip new clientele brings the restaurant back to life. When he goes to China to get Nadine back, he leaves the restaurant in the hands of his criminal brother. When Zinos discovers that Nadine has a new boyfriend, and his brother has gambled away his restaurant, he knows he must work with his brother if he is to get it back. 99 min. DVD X5126
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Tea in the Harem (Le Thé au harem d'Archimède) (France, 1985)
Directed by Mehdi Charef. Story of a North African living in Paris, Madjid, and his encounters with friends, authorities, and life. 110 min. vhs 999:1646
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Tarr, Carrie. "Beurz in the Hood: Le Thé au harem and Hexagone." In: Reframing difference : beur and banlieue filmmaking in France Manchester, UK ; New York : Manchester University Press ; New York : Distributed exclusively in the USA by Palgrave, 2005. MAIN: PN1993.5.F7 T37 2005)
Tarr, Carrie. "Questions of identity in Beur cinema: from Tea in the Harem to Cheb." Screen 1993 34: 321-342 UC users only

Toni (France, 1935)
Directed by Jean Renoir. Cast: Edouard Delmont, Andrex. An Italian immigrant in Provence becomes entangled in relationships with his landlady and a hot-blooded Spanish woman, with tragic results. Based on a true story and filmed on location as an early example of neo-realism. Special features: Audio commentaries by critics Kent Jones and Phillip Lopate, video about the film by Geoff Andrew, new and imporoved English subtitles, 28-page booklet by Tom Milne, Jean Renoir. 80 min. DVD X240
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Unveiled (Fremde Haut) (Germany, 2005)
Director, Angelina Maccarone. Cast: Jasmin Tabatabai, Anneke Kim Sarnau. Persecuted in Iran because of her love for another woman, Fariba assumes the identity of a man to gain temporary asylum in Germany. She becomes close with fellow worker Anne only to face danger again when told she must return to Iran. System Details 95 min min. DVD X5353
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A Way of Life (UK, 2004)
Directed by Amma Asante. Cast: Imelda Staunton, Phil Davis, Peter Wight, Alex Kelly, Daniel Mays, Adrian Scarborough, Heather Craney, Eddie Marsan, Ruth Sheen, Sally Hawkins, Fenella Woolgar, Lesley Sharp, Anthony O'Donnell, Jim Broadbent. Vera Drake tells of a woman in 1950s England who is devoted to caring for her family, but secretly aids women who want to terminate unwanted pregnancies. When the authorities find her out, Vera's world and family life rapidly unravel. 88 min. DVD X6423
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Welcome (France, 2009)
Directed by Philippe Lioret. Cast: Vincent Lindon, Firat Ayverdi, Audrey Dana. A 17-year-old Kurdish refugee has struggled his way in Europe in an attempt to unite with his girlfriend, who has emigrated to England. When he is stopped in France, he decides to swim the English Channel to complete his journey. 134 min. DVD X4551
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Yasmin (Germany | UK, 2004)
Directed by Kenneth Glenaan. Cast:Archie Panjabi, Renu Setna, Steve Jackson, Syed Ahmed, Shahid Ahmed. In this drama set before and after the events of 9/11, a young Muslim woman living in Britain campaigns for the release of her immigrant husband from his detainment in a holding centre. After September 11th, the prejudice she experiences in her job and the treatment of common people forces her to reevaluate her life and take sides. 81 min. DVD X5377
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Gypsies (Romanies, et al.)

Alma Gitana (Spain,1996)
Directed by Chus Gutiérrez. A young man who wants to become a professional dancer falls in love with a gypsy girl but comes to realize how much he conflicts with her completely different cultural background. In Spanish without titles. PAL format. 97 min. vhs 999:1784
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And the Violins Stopped Playing: A True Story (I skrzypce przestaly grac)(Poland / USA, 1988)
Director, Alexander Ramati. Horst Buchholz, Maya Ramati, Piotr Polk, Didi Ramati, Kasia Siwak. Depicts a small group of gypsies escaping the German army during World War II. The group is fleeing south from Poland through Czechoslovakia and Hungary. Through all their travails there is romance with the leaders adolescent daughter and a boy from another gypsy family. The film is unique in that the hunted are not Jews or prisoners of war, but gypsies. 128 min. DVD (PAL, region 5) DVD 7339
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Black Cat White Cat (Crna macka, beli macor) (France / Germany / Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, 1998)
Directed by Emir Kusturica. Grga Pitic and Zarije Destanov are two old friends--and rivals--who haven't seen each other in years. But a series of events beyond their wildest dreams leads to a raucously funny reunion filled with gypsy mobsters, dirty deals and shotgun weddings. 129 min. vhs 999:2984
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Dobreva, Nikolina. "Constructing the 'Celluloid Gypsy': Tony Gatlif and Emir Kusturica's 'Gypsy films' in the context of New Europe." Romani Studies, Dec2007, Vol. 17 Issue 2, p141-153, 13p UC users only

The Bohemian Girl (US, 1936)
Directors: James W. Horne and Charley Rogers Cast: Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy, Mae Busch, Antonio Moreno, James Finlayson, Darla Hood, Thelma Todd. Based on the opera by Michael W. Balfe. Stan and Ollie play gypsies in Europe as it was centuries ago, earning their living by picking pockets. When they are camped outside the walls of Count Arnheim's palace Oliver's wife kidnaps the Count's daughter Arline, then leaves the child and runs off with her lover, Devilshoof. Not knowing her true identity, Oliver, with the help of "Uncle" Stanley, raises the girl as his own. Years later, Arline, still unaware of her noble birth, is caught trespassing on the Count's grounds and is thrown into the dungeon. Just when Oliver needs his help to rescue Arline, Stanley gets drunk while siphoning wine into bottles.
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Fille de l'eau (Whirlpool of Fate)(France, 1925)
Directed by Jean Renoir. Cast: Catherine Hessling, Pierre Philippe, Marc Rosaert, Harold Lewingston, Maurice Touze. After the suspicious death of her father a young girl runs away from her brutal uncle and joins a Gypsy camp. 72 min. DVD 7586
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Gadjo Dilo (Crazy Stranger) (Romania / France, 1997)
Directed by Tony Gatlif. Cast: Romain Duris, Rona Hartner, Isidor Serban, Ovidiu Balan, Angela Serban. A young French man, in search of a legendary Gypsy singer, is taken in by a Gypsy community in Romania. The inhabitants at first do not like him but as they grow to know him he is accepted and learns their ways of talking, drinking, dancing, and cursing. 96 min. DVD 6458; vhs 999:2256
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Blum-Reid, Sylvie. "Away from Home? Two French Directors in Search of their Identity." Quarterly Review of Film & Video; Jan2009, Vol. 26 Issue 1, p1-9, 9p UC users only
Dobreva, Nikolina. "Constructing the 'Celluloid Gypsy': Tony Gatlif and Emir Kusturica's 'Gypsy films' in the context of New Europe." Romani Studies, Dec2007, Vol. 17 Issue 2, p141-153, 13p UC users only
Holohan, Conn. "Wrong turns: Radical spaces in the road movies of Tony Gatlif." Transnational Cinemas; 2011, Vol. 2 Issue 1, p21-35, 15p UC users only
Kessenides, Dimitra. "Gadjo Dilo." Cineaste, 1998, Vol. 23 Issue 4, p64, UC users only
McGregor, Andrew. "French cinema in exile: trans-national cultural representation in Tony Gatlif's Gadjo Dilo." New Cinemas: Journal of Contemporary Film, 2008, Vol. 6 Issue 2, p75-83, 9p UC users only
Orlean, Matthieu. "Gadjo dilo." Cahiers du Cinema, Apr 1998, Issue 523, p78-78, 1p
Tarr, Carrie. "Exile and Displacement in the Cinema of Tony Gatlif: Les Princes and Gadjo Dilo." In: Cultures of exile : images of displacement / edited by Wendy Everett and Peter Wagstaff. New York : Berghahn Books, 2004. (Main Stack HM1136.C85 2004)

Le gitan (The Gypsy)(France | Italy, 1975)
Director, José Giovanni. Cast: Alain Delon, Annie Girardot, Paul Meurisse. A long-suffering gypsy sets out to steal from the rich to provide sustenance to his fellow gypsies, all of them desperate and treated like trash by French society. Constatly outwitting the authorities as he moves deftly from place to place with the help of accomplices, this king of beggars ultimately cannot break the chain of displacement. 102 min. DVD X4673
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Golden Earrings (USA, 1947)
Directed by Mitchell Leisen. Cast: Marlene Dietrich, Ray Milland, Murvyn Vye, Bruce Lester, Reinhold Schunzel, Quentin Reynolds. On the eve of World War II (1939) English officer Ralph Denistoun is in Nazi Germany on an espionage mission to recover a poison gas formula from Prof. Krosigk. There he meets Lydia and her band of gypsies who help him to disguise himself and complete his mission. Naturally romance develops along the way. 96 min. DVD 6912
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Grafin Mariza (West Germany, 1958)
Directed by Rudolf Schundler. Cast: Christine Gorner, Rudolf Schock, Renate Ewert, Gunther Philipp, Hans Moser. To avoid her amorous neighbor Countess Mariza pretends to be a simple gypsy girl while visiting her estate and falls in love with the manager. Set in the beautiful Hungarian countryside this fast paced musical is based on Kalman's famous operetta, with all its gypsy music and hit songs. In German. 103 min. vhs 999:2801
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Gypsies are Found Near Heaven (Tabor ukhodit v nebo) (Soviet Union, 1995)
Directed by Emil Loteanu. Cast: Grigore Grigoriu, Svetlana Toma, Ion Sandri Shkurya, Pavel Andreichenko, Sergiu Finiti, Borislav Brondukov, Lialya Chornaya, Nelli Volshaninova, Vsevolod Gavrilov, Barasbi Mulayev, Mikhail Shishkov, Nikolai Volshaninov, Vassily Simich, Yelena Sadovskaya. This colorful, music-filled and sensual melodrama based on early stories by Maxim Gorky tells the fatal love story between the beautiful and rebellious girl Rada and the handsome horse thief Zobar. The story is set in early 20th century Bessarabia, now part of Moldova, then belonging to the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Special features: Maxim Gorky's biography; interviews with actress S. Toma and composer Y. Doga; filmographies; photo album. Based on a story by Maxim Gorky. 101 min.DVD 7855
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Gypsy Blood (Carmen) (1918)
Directed by Ernst Lubitsch. The tale of a Gypsy who seduces a guard, turns him into a murderer and a robber then decides to leave him for another man. The guard ends up killing her and himself. 78 min. vhs 999:291
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Hurlevent (Wuthering Heights) (France, 1985)
Director, Jacques Rivette. Cast: Fabienne Babe, Lucas Belvaux, Sandra Montaigu, Alice de Poncheville. Based on Emily Bronte's 19th-century novel, this film sets the drama in the French countryside of the 1930s. Tells the story of the tormented love affair between two childhood sweethearts, Catherine, a headstrong young woman, and Roc, a fiery young gypsy. 126 min. DVD 1818; DVD 4584 (PAL)
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Man Without a World (1994)
Directed by Eleanor Antin. Cast: Pier Marton, Christine Berry, Anna Henriques, Eleanor Antin. A contemporary vision of an imagined 1928 Yiddish movie set in an Eastern European shtetl in pre-World War II. A young Jewish couple's romance is doomed by the arrival of a gypsy troupe and its sultry dancer. This dark comic melodrama encompasses the full cycle of life including abduction, seduction, dybbuks, exorcism, weddings and pograms. 98 min. vhs 999:3717
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Alisa Lebow. "Strategic Sentimentality: Nostalgia and the Work of Eleanor Antin." Camera Obscura. 2007. p. 129
Skoller, Jeffrey. "The Man Without a World." Film Quarterly, Vol. 49, No. 1 (Autumn, 1995), pp. 28-32 UC users only

María de la O (Spain, 1959)
Directed by Ramón Torrado. Cast: Lola Flores, Manuel Luna, Antonio Gonzalez, Manuel Arbo, Aurora Garcia Alonso. Luis Suarez is a rich landowner who is found wounded by a traveling gypsy clan. They take him in and cure him, saving him from the probability of a certain death. Luis spends days traveling with them and is eventually pledged with Maria de la O, a handsome gypsy who has been engaged to Miguel, who also travels with the clan. Luis asks Maria to leave the clan and go away with him to his world which is very different from the one she knows. Unexpectedly, she accepts his proposal... In Spanish without English subtitles. 94 min. DVD 8600
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Mondo (France, 1996)
Directed by Tony Gatlif. Cast: Ovidiu Balan, Philippe Petit, Pierrette Fesch, Schahla Aalam, Jerry Smith, Maurice Maurin. Mondo, a 10-year-old gypsy boy, mysteriously appears in Nice, France and begins asking strangers if they would like to adopt him. As he wanders, he befriends a magician, a Vietnamese woman, a fisherman, and others. 78 min. vhs 999:3788
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Pena, penita, pena (Mexico / Spain, 1953)
Directed by Miguel Morayta. Cast: LLola Flores, Luis Aguilar, Antonio Badu, Manuel Luna. Brothers Carlos and Luis Melgor find themselves with no money in a hotel in Madrid. Their rich father living in Mexico is behind on sending them money and they have to pawn their suits. They enter a nightclub and meet Carmen, a pretty gypsy and a lottery vendor, who desires to go to Mexico. She convinces them to buy lottery tickets and requires that they must share the money with her if they win. In Spanish without English subtitles. 90 min. DVD 8583
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Sallah (Sallah Shabati) (Israel, 1964)
Directed by Ephraim Kishon. Sallah is a new immigrant to Israel, who arrives with his large family from North Africa, with great expectations. Instead, he winds up in a ramshackle transit camp that arouses his disgust. He decides to take on the bureaucracy in his own inimitable fashion in this satirical comedy showing the problems encountered by immigrants in adjusting to life in Israel. 105 min. vhs 999:2739
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Sueños de oro (Mexico / Spain, 1958)
Directed by Miguel Zacarías. Cast: Lola Flores, Julio Aldama, Felix Gonzalez, Carmen Flores. In this musical comedy the beautiful gypsy Carmen flees to avoid being forced into an arranged marriage to a man she does not love. She runs into the director of a show and convinces him that she should join his troup to sing and dance in Mexico. In Spanish without English subtitles. 79 min. DVD 8582
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Tiefland (Austria / West Germany, 1954)
Directed Leni Riefenstahl. Cast: Leni Riefenstahl, Franz Eichberger, Bernhard Minetti, Maria Koppenhofer, Luis Rainer. Set in 18th century Catalonia, Marquez Don Sebastian in debt due to bad harvests, marries the mayor's daughter in order to increase his wealth and sends his mistress, Martha, to live with Pedro, the shepherd. Pedro and the beautiful gypsy Martha fall in love and the film ends with Don Sebastian and Pedro fighting a final duel. Based on the opera Tiefland, by Eugen d'Albert. Originally produced as motion picture in the 1940's; released in 1954. 97 min. vhs 999:2897
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Tiempo de silencio (Spain, 1986)
Directed by Vicente Aranda. Cast: Imanol Arias, Victoria Abril, Juan Echanove ; Francisco Rabal, Charo Lopez, Francisco Algora, Joaquin Hinojosa. In 1949 Madrid a doctor performs an abortion on a gypsy woman in an attempt to save her life, but is unsuccessful. The police accuse him of murder. The film follows his efforts in avoiding capture and at the same time gives an ironic view of the different social strata of Madrid at this time. Based on a novel with the same title by Luis Martin Santos. In Catalan without English subtitles. 107 min. DVD 8636
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Time of the Gypsies (Dom za vesanje) (UK / Italy / Yugoslavia, 1989)
Directed by Emir Kusturica. The story of Pheran, a life-loving young gypsy with telekinetic gifts. Lured by promises of wealth, he leaves his beloved grandmother and girlfriend to join the gang of Ahmed, a flamboyant criminal with a scam for all seasons. 136 min. vhs 999:2983
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Dobreva, Nikolina. "Constructing the 'Celluloid Gypsy': Tony Gatlif and Emir Kusturica's 'Gypsy films' in the context of New Europe." Romani Studies, Dec2007, Vol. 17 Issue 2, p141-153, 13p UC users only
Naficy, Hamid. "Journey of Homelessness: Emir Kusturica's 'Time of the Gypsies'." In: An accented cinema : exilic and diasporic filmmaking Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, c2001. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1993.5.D44 N34 2001; Anthropology PN1993.5.D44 N34 2001; Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1993.5.D44 N34 2001)

The Vagabond (USA, 1916)
Directed by Charles Chaplin. Cast: Cast: Charles Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Eric Campbell, Charlotte Mineau. Chaplin, the wandering violinist, rescues a young girl who has been kidnapped by gypsies. Her mother takes her back home, leaving Charlie broken-hearted. 19 min. DVD 5757
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Vengo (Spain / France / Germany / Japan, 2000)
Directed by Tony Gatlif, Alvaro Alonso. Cast: Ana Sousa ; production designers, Brigitte Brassart, Denis Mercier. Antonio Canales, Orestes Villasan Rodriguez, Antonio Perez Dechent, Bobote, Juan Luis Corrientes, Fernando Guerrero Rebollo, Francisco Chaveco Rios, Jose Ramirez el Cheli, Juan Luis Barrios Llorente. After his brother has murdered a member of a rival gypsy clan and gone into hiding, Caco becomes both the de facto figurehead of his 'family' and protector of his handicapped nephew. As tension mounts between the two clans, the threats of revenge against the nephew for the crime of his father are played out against a backdrop of rapturous flamenco music and dance performances. 89 min. DVD 6459
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Wake Up the Gypsy in Me (1933)
Directed by Rudolf Ising. Animated short. "A camp of Russian gypsies, dancing and playing music. After an opening dance, a quartet of beer-drinkers gargles the Volga Boatman song, then another group hauling on a rope sings it (we finally see that the other end of the rope is anchored by a very small dog). A trench-coated bomber sneaks into the palace, where we see Rice-Puddin', the mad monk, cheating at a jigsaw puzzle. He spies the activity in the gypsy camp and orders a henchman to fetch the gypsy girl. The villagers revolt as a result, sending The Mad Monk scrambling on his horse; they stuff a bomb into his pants just as he turns his horse into a helicopter, and it explodes." [IMDB] Included on DVD X129; also included on DVD X1301

Der Zigeunerbaron(Gypsy Baron) (West Germany, 1975)
Directed by Arthur Maria Rabenalt. Cast: Paul Horbiger, Gerhard Riedmann, Margit Saad, Karl Schonbock, Oskar Sima, Maria Sebaldt, Peer Schmidt, Waltraut Haas. In 18th century Hungary, exiled Sandor Barinkay, the black-sheep son of a wealthy Hungarian family returns to reclaim his family estate from an unscrupulous pig farmer. He is also forced to choose between a marriage of convenience with haughty Arsena and a more romantic union with gypsy girl Saffi. In German. 101 min. vhs 999:3007
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